The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists

On the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a new NEH-funded documentary looks at the activists who fought to end slavery. Premieres January 8 on PBS.

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The Agitator

William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolitionists

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Travale's Travails

Educational adventure-game explores Elizabethan Age

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The Emancipation Proclamation

Listen to five eminent historians on the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation


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tv Date:

Repeats every week until Tue Jan 22 2013 .
January 8, 2013 - January 22, 2012

The Abolitionists

film Date: January 6, 2013

Besa: The Promise

exhibition Date: December 26, 2012 - January 24, 2013

Freedom Riders

radio Date: December 21, 2012

Naughty & Nice: A History of the Holiday Season

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